LUSH has begun the second lockdown by launching a service that can deliver products from selected branches – including Bournemouth’s – in as little as two hours.

The Poole-headquartered cosmetics maker is teaming with an on-demand delivery service, Stuart, to allow customers to place orders with stores.

The shop then arranges a trackable, same-day delivery within a five-mile radius of each participating branch.

The service is available seven days a week during shop opening hours. Stores can be contacted via social media or email.

Charlotte Howe, of the Lush Group retail leadership team, said: “We adore serving our customers to meet their exact needs and we recognise that these needs are ever changing. Our partnership with Stuart means that customers local to us can access their Lush goodies, even when they can’t physically get to us. For a last minute gift, your favourite bath bomb or that face mask you can’t be without, we can get it to you in a flash! Getting your hands on Lush has never been easier.”

The retailer is also offering a Lush Collect service in all its UK stores. Customers fill in a form on their local shop’s website and the shop prepares them for collection and payment.

Lush boss would like its shops to stay open during lockdown

Earlier this week, Lush chief executive Mark Constantine suggested the company’s shops should be allowed to fully reopen.

He said then: “We offer the ability for people to wash their hands in the high street if they want to and that’s our real focus. But people would like to come, people would like to be able to pick up stuff and we’d like to be able to supply them.”

He said stores would “have our managers and one other member of staff there while we furlough another 1,600 people”.